Hyōroku mochi is a local sweet made and sold exclusively by Seika Shokuhin in Kagoshima Prefecture and can only be purchased in stores throughout Kyushu. It has the soft, chewy taste of mochi to which white sweet bean paste, nutty kinako (soybean flour), umami-rich dried nori powder and bitter sweet green tea are added. It is then shaped into a small cube and wrapped in a thin film of edible starch.
The candies are named after “Ōishi Hyōroku Yumemonogatari” (The Tale of Hyoroku's Dreams), a Kagoshima book written by Mōri Masanao (1761-1803 in the middle of the Edo period. The story features a brave and courageous boy from Satsuma, Ōishi Hyōroku (depicted on the cover of the package), who sets out to capture a wild fox that lives in Yoshinogahara, northeast of the city, and finally returns home after being tricked by the fox many times.
Seika Shokuhin was established more than 100 years ago, in 1903, as a confectionery wholesaler in Southern Kyushu. With an enterprising spirit and energy, they deliver satisfaction through food while living together with the local community and contributing to its development.
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